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How to control a high ball with different body parts?

I play in the midfield for my football team, and it seems like whenever (training or a game) a high ball, from say a goal kick or clearance or chip, comes to me, I struggle to control it. It always bounces away. I have done endless passing, receiving, juggling, you name it drills, but what I really need are specific drills that help me control (feet, chest, etc) a ball that is coming to me with power and height. Any ideas?

Hi there,

We have plenty of drills here at Sportplan to give you a helping hand - simply type in the search bar at the top of the page control and you'll find loads of drills to control the ball. These drills cover different body parts, such as controlling with your thigh or chest. I've included one for you below to get started with, which is controlling the ball with your laces. 

Hope that helps!

The Sportplan Team 

High Ball Control with Laces

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Description:

Player throws ball high in the air and wait for ball to drop before catching the ball on the laces to control it.


Coaching Points:

Foot should be raised initially, toes pointed to the sky.

As the ball falls and strikes the foot, the foot should be lowered to cushion the impact and stop the ball from bouncing away.

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